With Jay Leno "enjoying" his worst Tonight Show ratings in years, and also getting shut out on the Emmy nominations while Conan O'Brien — who had to submit on his own behalf since NBC was no longer behind him — earned four nods, Leno tried to be self-deprecating about it in his monologue tonight.
And yet. And. Yet. Leno tried dragging Letterman into his situation, saying Dave also got no nominations, when his CBS Late Show in fact got two Emmy nominations this year for directing and overall technical camerawork (just not in the big overall and writing categories). Leno was fortunate, at least, to have Emmy nominees Steve Carell and Jane Lynch both booked on the program, and this clip highlight includes both of them as well. Roll the clip montage: